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    Winner of the International Booker Prize 2020

    I asked God if he please couldn't take my brother, Matthies, instead of my rabbit. 'Amen.'

    Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads; the sound of 'blush words' that aren't in the Bible. But when a tragic accident ruptures the family, her curiosity warps into a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies - unlocking a darkness that threatens to derail them all.

    A best-selling sensation in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's radical debut novel is studded with images of wild, violent beauty: a world of language unlike any other, exquisitely captured in Michele Hutchison's translation.

    ©2018, 2020 Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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    The discomfort of being bored to tears

    I'll admit that I was roped in by all the glowing reviews this book received from the NYT, the Guardian etc. Unfortunately, it was utterly disappointing There are other, similar first-time biographers/ authors, whose work is ten times more compelling. I don't suggest buying this book.